A different twist on scones with a lemon flavor. Good with any topping or just plain.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the oat flour, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in shortening and 1/2 cup of butter until the lumps are smaller than peas. Stir in the lemon zest and poppy seeds. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk. Stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.

  • Divide the dough into 2 pieces. Pat each one into a 1 inch thick circle. Cut circles into 6 wedges like a pie. Place pieces onto a baking sheet, and brush the tops with melted butter.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack so they do not get too crumbly.

Note

To make your own oat flour, process regular or quick cooking oats to a fine powder in a blender or food processor.

Nutrition Facts

340.5 calories; 5.4 g protein; 37.5 g carbohydrates; 23.4 mg cholesterol; 341.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2007
Delicious with a bit of apricot jam and cold class of milk! I followed other raters' suggestions and added more lemon zest (full lemon's worth) and less baking soda (3 teaspoons only) and it was just right. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2005
I bought some of these in our grocery store bakery and wanted to make them myself. I used smaller (approx 5 in. diameter by 1 in. thick) pieces of the dough cut into pie wedges for nice bite-sized pieces. There was way too much baking powder in this recipe making it taste 'salty' and not enough sugar or lemon flavor (and I followed the recipe exactly). I will probably try this recipe again but with more lemon zest and sugar; less baking powder. Consistency was good and it was relatively easy to make and has some healthy ingredients too. Read More
(16)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2007
Delicious with a bit of apricot jam and cold class of milk! I followed other raters' suggestions and added more lemon zest (full lemon's worth) and less baking soda (3 teaspoons only) and it was just right. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2005
I bought some of these in our grocery store bakery and wanted to make them myself. I used smaller (approx 5 in. diameter by 1 in. thick) pieces of the dough cut into pie wedges for nice bite-sized pieces. There was way too much baking powder in this recipe making it taste 'salty' and not enough sugar or lemon flavor (and I followed the recipe exactly). I will probably try this recipe again but with more lemon zest and sugar; less baking powder. Consistency was good and it was relatively easy to make and has some healthy ingredients too. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2007
Delicious with a bit of apricot jam and cold class of milk! I followed other raters' suggestions and added more lemon zest (full lemon's worth) and less baking soda (3 teaspoons only) and it was just right. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2004
Yum! My family flipped over these. Easy to make and simply delicious! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2007
Mmmm. These were delicious! I put in a tad bit more lemon zest and added about a third teaspoon of butter flavoring. From now on I'll add about 1/2 T more lemon zest. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2007
These were good....even though I changed it just a wee bit. I didn't have oat flour but had 1 1/2 cups Kamut flour to use up and added 1/2 cup of spelt flour to make 2 cups. I also used soya and added vinegar to 'make' buttermilk. I then added 1/2 tsp. of lemon extract for more lemon flavour and more poppyseeds just cus' I can never get ewnough! Lastly I sprinkled a little raw sugar on top before going into the oven. I needed to cook these for closer to 17 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2014
These are so good! Easy to make and just about perfect and what a great basic recipe to play with for different flavors. I added extract to this only used 3 teaspoons of baking powder used brown sugar instead of white and it needed a lot more buttermilk like double. I just used the buttermilk until slightly moist and still crumbly. Mine also took twice the time. Fantastic after those changes. Read More